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Meet the Commissioners: What Young Viewers Want

Commissioners Breakfast: What Young Viewers Want
Friday, 21 June 2019 - 9:00am
Princess Anne Theatre, BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, W1J 9LN
An opportunity to hear from commissioners at E4 and MTV, alongside an Executive Producer at Vice Studios who are working to attract young audiences. Speakers will share their creative visions, programming priorities and insights into content making and reaching audiences.

Meeting the shifting demands of a hungry for content youth audience is a difficult task. Our panel will discuss the opportunities and challenges in creating compelling, aspirational and distinctive stories that resonate with young people, in the different ways they consume content.

E4 has had an injection of £10million into its commissioning budget, with an initial emphasis on reality, factual entertainment and comedy entertainment shows for this year. MTV continues to invest in reality with universal appeal, including dating shows, as well as short form. Vice Studios, the production arm of Vice Media, is expanding its unscripted output and growing its business making youth focused content beyond Vice for other broadcasters and platforms.

The panel will highlight opportunities for producers, as well as for individual filmmakers and creatives with ideas, on screen talent and the importance of extending their brands beyond broadcast to reach this elusive audience.


  •     Kelly Bradshaw, Vice-President & Brand Lead for MTV UK Northern & Eastern Europe
  •     Yonni Usiskin, Creative Director, Exec Producer, Vice Studios UK
  •     Karl Warner, Controller of E4
  •    Chair: Poppy Delbridge, Founder of The Empress Way

Members tickets will be available from 09.30 on Wednesday 29 May.
Public tickets will be available from 12.30 on Friday 31 May.

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